Archer, Grown Up Style!

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o, Grainline Studio's Archer has become my most made pattern. After making my flannel and then reading Andrea's tutorial on changing the neckline I have completely fallen in love.
It's one of those staple patterns that can make you look like a comfy relaxed person or a put together classic chic person with a simple fabric and button change. As you know I am rarely drawn to bright colors, maybe it was my red hair that made me shy away from wearing brights. My grey hair is a different story. I have a thing for this bright orangish red color. Not only did I make this shirt in it, on a shopping trip with my friend I found a pair of skinny trousers that are the exact same color and have gold zippers at the ankle for $2! Thank you JCPenny!
It's just such a simple silhouette I don't feel overwhelmed by wearing a bright color. The fabric is a lightweight polyester that has a drape and softness to die for! It was harder to work with than my flannel, but I wanted to step up my closet, you know grown up style and junk.
The buttons I used are gold and textured; adding that extra oomph a dressy shirt needs. I don't work out of the home so there is no point in creating some "go to work clothes." But I do like to look nice when I go to church, or meet up with friends.
 Pattern: Grainline Archer, Fabric: Lava Silk, Buttons: Gold Shank Buttons
Do you have a color or pattern you're drawn to lately? Perhaps a texture? I have a feeling that texture's are going to be really big this year!

6 comments:

  1. orange/red is my fav color of all time. i have been wanting to make a silk archer forever. But time. sigh.

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  2. Thats one thing I love about the archer, you can do a little of it, and walk away, then come back and do a little more. Do some selfish sewing! You deserve to look awesome in your favorite color!

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  3. Great looking shirt! Love this color, even have a wall in my house painted this color. :-)

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  4. Do I have a colour or pattern that I'm drawn to lately? Just one? Strangely I'm wanting more black in my wardrobe after sewing a rainbow for the last few years. Love your tangerine dream of a shirt BTW.

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  5. Wow, that is gorgeous! And yes, bright colors and red lips look awesome with your hair. By the way, your hair makes me tempted to finally let mine grow out. However, I won't do it until i can be guaranteed that more than 80% has gone gray. I look washed out otherwise.

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  6. Fabric EpiphaniesMarch 14, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    The Archer is one of my favourite patterns and orange is my current favourite colour! I really like the altered neckline.

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